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Breathless (A bout de souffle, 1960) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville

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Based on a story by François Truffaut, BREATHLESS (A bout de souffle) is the first full-length movie of Jean-Luc Godard. The picture won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Jean-Paul Belmondo kills a policeman and must soon face a national manhunt. He falls in love with Jean Seberg, a young american journalist who's unaware of Belmondo's real identity. Both dream of leaving France for Italy but Seberg, when told by the police that she's dating a criminal, denounces Belmondo.

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Script Analysis of Breathless (A bout de souffle, 1960)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals on the run    -   criminal falls in love with victim Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets

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